Apprenticing new genre artisans

Every so often I am able to personally train a new apprentice and, with the right one, a unique symbiosis of service and learning partner the unfolding relationship between craftsman and apprentice. John has been here for two months now and he’s working out well. He will be with me until December and by then he will know all that I do.


We work together on some projects whilst at the same time he works on mastering sharpening saws and other woodworking tools and also follows the foundational course. Yesterday he glued up the finished shelf unit I developed all those years ago for training people in making bookshelf construction Soon he will be making a full sized bookcase for my new book, but first we must finish the oak doors we are making for the castle.

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